A Naming Day ceremony should be a really special occasion that forms part of your special family memories. Ceremonies usually take place in the family home or a special place and can be as long or short as you like.... and more importantly, as formal or casual as you want! This day is ALL about what YOU want!
I can give you lots of suggestions on what to include or what type of ceremony might work for you, but ultimately it's your decision about what you would like to do! The ceremony can include as many people as you like with participation by guardians or grandparents. You might even decide to incorporate something special like:
a time capsule (whereby you ask guests to bring something from today to be stored in the capsule until your child reaches legal age)
video newsreel (where guests leave a special message which can be looked at later in life at the time of a significant birthday)
plaster casting of feet and hands, or
treasure book (guests write down one piece of life advice which your child can reflect on later in life).
Or perhaps you would like to include one of the many other ideas I have.
I have a background in event management so will use this experience to ensure that your Naming Day runs perfectly. I am meticulously organised and just love to make myself lists! As such, you can enjoy a perfect day with your family and friends and let me worry about ensuring the ceremony runs perfectly!